Nodes define multi-annual areas of engagement providing a frame for long-term research and production, guiding mentorships, residencies, and fellowships, and providing coherency of action across Rizoma’s programme areas. Each Node has a duration of two or more years and includes a plurality of individually curated projects.
Nodes define multi-annual areas of engagement providing a frame for long-term research and production, guiding mentorships,
We develop an autonomous work program in cooperation with our partners and the wider ecosystem and organise that program according to multiannual Nodes to bring coherence to the multiplicity of activities and projects run by the organisation. Each Node has one responsible curator and advances a specific line of investigation for a period of at least two years. Nodes additionally serve to orientate the thematic focus of residencies, fellowships, and the organisational support provided by Rizoma to other organisations.
For the biennial cycle 2022-2024, the Nodes fo Studio Rizoma focus on questions of Mediterranean ecology, feminism, and postcolonialism. Emerging from Sicily, they contribute to animating a continuous exchange between Europe and the African continent.
Nodes operate according to a federative logic both locally and internationally. Locally, they create an ongoing space for the insertion of artistic, social and cultural organisations from Palermo in the implementation of our projects. Internationally, they shy away from the fly-in, fly-out model of international touring and instead nurture long-term cooperation processes, providing a framework within which to develop transnational projects. The two levels intersect to foster a trans-local dimension and provide a space for the connection of the local ecosystem with an international scene.
Our methodology combines original artistic productions with the engagement of social and political groups: the production process involves communities in the definition and implementation, embedding projects in existing sites of struggle and political imagination.
On this page, you may find out more about current Nodes and the multiple projects composing them.